Volume 22, 2011
Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting
Robbin Derry, Leslie Bush
The Global Plantation Economy
Linking Consumption and Colonies
The motivations and methods of colonial exploration and economic dominance in the Age of Discovery offer significant lessons for today’s globalized production
systems. Our current consumption of products grown or constructed in distant countries and transported by cheap oil to our local markets leads us to question our complicity in a contemporary global plantation economy.